Computing Systems Data Engineer
Company: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Posted on: August 1, 2020
Berkeley Lab s Computational Science Department has an immediate
opening for one or more Computing Systems Data Engineers to assist
in the implementation and documentation of cross-facility workflows
in the Physics Sciences. Experimental and observational science
pipelines are increasingly turning to supercomputing resources like
the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) to
handle their large-scale data analysis. Many of these pipelines
serve experiments that are running 24/7, and must either shutdown
or find alternative locations for their real-time data analysis
during NERSC s necessary maintenance and outages. Berkeley Lab s
Computational Research Division is conducting a research program to
run these workflows at multiple computing sites. In this process,
we will identify the pain points and key future research topics for
automated workflow migration, and lead the way for a future where
fully automated workflows can run across the Department of Energy
(DOE) complex and the commercial cloud.
What You Will Do:
Collaborate with Berkeley Lab physicists and computer scientists to
port their analysis software from NERSC, to Berkeley Lab s Dirac
compute cluster, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Oakridge
Leadership Computing Facility and Amazon AWS.
Investigate the use of container technology at these sites.
Investigate data management strategies across multiple computing
Communicate clearly results to both domain scientists and computer
What is Required:
Bachelor s Degree in Physics, Computational Physics, Chemistry,
Biology,Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics; or a related
field, and a minimum of five years of related experience.
Strong programming background in multiple languages including
C/C++, Python and shell scripting.
Prior experience managing computational needs and resources, either
as a user or as an administrator.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
A Master s Degree and three years of related experience.
Experience working with experiments that have real-time and/or
large-scale computing requirements.
Experience with HPC systems, including use of a batch scheduling
Understanding of Big Data-type problems, including system I/O, data
transfer and containers.
Software development experience, including version control and
Prior experience in working on interdisciplinary projects involving
multiple stakeholders and institutions.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time, 3 year, term appointment with the possibility
of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon
satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and
ongoing operational needs.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the
business needs, skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions
will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the
responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a
conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant
from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab,
1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive
compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a
retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding
development opportunities. To view information about the many
rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world s most urgent scientific
challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human
health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate
of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab s scientific
expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University
of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of
Energy s Office of Science.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab
is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination
Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from
women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups
presently considering scientific research careers.
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